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    A World of Heroes: Selections from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles (Reading Greek) (Paperback) By (author) Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course

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    DescriptionA World of Heroes is a reader designed for students who have just completed an introductory course in ancient Greek and wish to read substantial passages of ancient authors in the original language. It introduces three of ancient Greece's most important authors, Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles, and includes such gripping and influential stories as the battle of Thermopylai (from Herodotus' Histories); the death of Hektor (the Iliad) and the fall of Oedipus. Notes accompanying each passage provide extensive help with vocabulary and translation, and each section contains a brief introduction to the author and his work. The first edition of the book proved very successful with students and instructors for more than three decades. This, the second edition, includes the same texts as the first but provides much more help with translating and understanding them in order better to meet the needs of modern students.


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    Title
    A World of Heroes
    Subtitle
    Selections from Homer, Herodotus and Sophocles
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Joint Association of Classical Teachers' Greek Course
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 150
    Width: 174 mm
    Height: 247 mm
    Thickness: 12 mm
    Weight: 275 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9780521736466
    ISBN 10: 0521736463
    Classifications

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T3.4
    BIC E4L: LIT
    BIC subject category V2: DQ, HBLA, DCQ, DSBB, HBLA1
    BISAC V2.8: POE001000, LCO000000, FOR033000
    DC23: 880.8
    Thema V1.0: DNT, DCQ
    Edition
    2, Revised
    Edition statement
    2nd Revised edition
    Illustrations note
    38 b/w illus. 5 maps
    Publisher
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Imprint name
    CAMBRIDGE UNIVERSITY PRESS
    Publication date
    30 November 2014
    Publication City/Country
    Cambridge
    Table of contents
    Homer: introductory passage: Akhilleus and Hektor (Iliad 22.1-130); Target passages: the death of Hektor (Iliad 22.131-end); Hektor and Andromakhe (Iliad 6.237-end); Herodotus: introductory passages: Persian customs (Histories 1.131-140); Xerxes at Abydos (Histories 7.44-53); Target passage: the battle of Thermopylai (Histories 7.56-238); Sophocles: introductory passage: Oedipus the King (Oedipus Tyrannus 300-862); Target passage: the fall of Oedipus (Oedipus Tyrannus 950-end).